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August 28, 2014
2014 Smart Grid System Report Now Available

The 2014 Smart Grid System Report, which is intended to provide an update on the status of smart grid deployment nationwide, technological developments, and barriers that may affect the continued adoption of the technology, is now available for downloading.

August 28, 2014
Grand Opening for Project LIBERTY: Nation’s First Plant to Use Corn Waste as a Feedstock

POET-DSM’s Project LIBERTY in Emmetsburg, Iowa, will celebrate its grand opening September 3, 2014, becoming the first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant to use corn waste as a feedstock. Developed through a joint venture between POET LLC in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and DSM Royal, a Dutch enzyme manufacturer, the project uses biochemical conversion technologies (yeast and enzymes) to convert cellulosic biomass into transportation fuels.

August 22, 2014
Energy Department Officially Dedicates New National Security Campus in Kansas City

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz was joined by the Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz, United States Air Force (Ret), U.S. Representatives Emanuel Cleaver II and Vicky Hartzler, and other local officials today to officially dedicate the new National Security Campus in Kansas City.

August 21, 2014
FEMP Announces New Utilities Offering UESCs

FEMP is pleased to announce four new utilities now offering Utility Energy Service Contracts (UESCs) to their Federal customers.

August 21, 2014
Energy Department Announces $17 Million to Advance Efficient, Environmentally-Friendly Highway Transportation Technologies

The Energy Department announced today $17.6 million for 14 cooperative agreements with small businesses and institutions of higher education to develop and deploy efficient and environmentally friendly highway transportation technologies that will help reduce petroleum use in the United States. The funding will go towards projects that pursue breakthrough approaches to providing Americans with greater freedom of mobility and energy security, while lowering costs and reducing impacts on the environment.

August 20, 2014
Aug. 27 Webinar Will Focus on Financing Facility- and Community-Scale Tribal Renewable Energy Projects

The Energy Department's Office of Indian Energy, Tribal Energy Program, and Western Area Power Administration will present the next Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar, Introduction to Facility- and Community-Scale Project Financing, on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time. The webinar will focus on the various forms of financing for smaller renewable energy projects that serve an individual facility or community, and will explore their relative advantages and disadvantages to tribal communities.

August 20, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Tribal Energy Project Financing, Building Re-tuning for Energy Efficiency, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

August 20, 2014
Energy Department Invests $67 Million to Advanced Nuclear Technology

Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and the Administration’s efforts to expand clean energy innovation, the Energy Department announced today nearly $67 million in nuclear energy research and infrastructure enhancement awards. 83 projects were selected from across the country based on their potential to create scientific breakthroughs that both help strengthen the nation’s energy security and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

August 20, 2014
Energy Department Announces Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement for Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy intends to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), a funding opportunity announcement (FOA),“Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts.”

August 19, 2014
August 22 ESTAP Webinar: A Solar Storage Microgrid for the Energy City of the Future

On Friday, August 22, 2014 from 1 - 2 p.m. ET, Clean Energy State Alliance will host a webinar to discuss a project to build a solar plus storage microgrid located in Rutland, Vermont. OE is partnering with the State of Vermont Public Service, Green Mountain Power, and Dynapower on a resilience microgrid that will combine 2.5 MW of solar generation with 4MW of energy storage. Webinar speakers include OE's Imre Gyuk, Energy Storage Program Manager. The event is free but registration is required.

August 19, 2014
DOE Awards Cooperative Agreement to the Southern States Energy Board

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) today awarded a sole-source cooperative agreement to the Southern States Energy Board (SSEB).

August 19, 2014
BETO Announces Request for Information on Landscape Design for Sustainable Bioenergy Systems

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) invites public comment on its request for information (RFI) regarding landscape design for sustainable bioenergy systems. The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from bioenergy stakeholders on landscape design approaches that integrate cellulosic bioenergy feedstock production into existing agricultural and forestry systems while maintaining or enhancing environmental and socio-economic sustainability.

August 19, 2014
Draft National Electric Transmission Congestion Study Now Available for Public Comment

The Department of Energy has issued a Notice of Public Comment in the Federal Register, inviting the public to comment on the draft National Electric Transmission Congestion Study. The draft study is now available for review and downloading at http://www.energy.gov/node/942311. The public comment period will close on October 20, 2014. After reviewing and considering comments on the draft study, the Department will prepare and release a final version of the study.

August 18, 2014
Energy Department Reports Highlight Strength of U.S. Wind Energy Industry

The U.S. continues to be a global leader in wind energy, ranking second in installed capacity in the world, according to two reports released today by the Department of Energy.

August 15, 2014
Veterans and Others Can Apply for an AMO-sponsored Advanced Manufacturing Internship

Applications are being accepted for the new Advanced Manufacturing Internship program starting today. Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, TN, developed the curriculum for Veterans with funding from the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO). The new course will engage 20 students for three semesters, provide access to 3-D printers, and supplement the classwork with paid internships at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and local companies. A ceremony was held today, Friday, August 15th, to recognize the first 24 participants in the pilot internship program.

August 15, 2014
Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman addresses attendees at a ceremony at Pellissippi State Community College on August 15, 2014. | Energy Department file photo.
Energy Department Trains Veterans in Advanced Manufacturing

Today, the first 24 participants marked the successful completion of the Advanced Manufacturing Internship program, a pilot effort sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).

August 15, 2014
FEMP Launches New Technical Assistance Request Portal

FEMP recently launched a new technical assistance request portal, which allows Federal agencies to submit and track requests for assistance for renewable energy projects.

August 14, 2014
Energy Department Invests More Than $55 Million to Advance Efficient Vehicle Technologies

As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to reduce dependence on foreign oil and transition to a clean energy economy, the Energy Department today announced more than $55 million for 31 new projects to accelerate research and development of critical vehicle technologies that will improve fuel efficiency and reduce costs.

August 14, 2014
Request for Information for Distributed Wind Energy Systems

The Energy Department’s Wind Program is seeking feedback from the wind industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders regarding the Energy Department’s new perspective on Distributed Wind R&D.

August 13, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Integrating Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies, a Site Selection Tool for Utility-Scale PV, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

August 13, 2014
June 2014 Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting Summaries and Transcripts Now Available

The meeting summaries and transcripts for the Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC) meeting held on June 16-17, 2014, are now available. The EAC provides advice to the U.S. Department of Energy in implementing the Energy Policy Act of 2005, executing the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, and modernizing the nation's electricity delivery infrastructure.

August 12, 2014
Energy Department Joins Farm to Fly 2.0

During Biomass 2014, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson announced that the Energy Department is joining Farm to Fly 2.0 to support the development of sustainable biofuels that require no jet engine modifications.

August 8, 2014
Final EIS for Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Project Now Available

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental impacts in the United States of the proposed action to issue a Presidential permit to the Applicant, Champlain Hudson Power Express, Inc. (CHPEI), and the range of reasonable alternatives.

August 7, 2014
OE Releases 2014 Issue 2 of Energy Emergency Preparedness Quarterly (August 2014)

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) has released Volume 3, Issue 2 of the Energy Emergency Preparedness Quarterly (EEPQ), designed to briefly highlight a few of the energy preparedness activities that occur each quarter.

August 6, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Better Buildings Challenge Education Partners, Implementing Tribal Energy Projects, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.



 
 
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